Obituaries

Charles Varner - 92

7/11/1924 - 6/22/2017
Park Forest Charles Varner, age 92. Park Forest resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Lawndale Park neighborhood. U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. Retired after over 50 years of service as a Printing Press...

Joseph J. Bonfitto - 55

8/29/1961 - 6/15/2017
Lemont, Illinois Joseph J. Bonfitto , age 55. Lemont resident formerly of Flossmoor, and Chicago's Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School Class of 1979. Partner in Lawrence Bonfitto...

Arline Marie Nelson - 76

5/21/1941 - 6/14/2017
Lockport Arline Marie Nelson nee Magnabosco age 76. Beloved wife for 42 years of the late Donald Nelson. Adored mother of Andrea Maria Stoettner. Dearest Nonni to Brockton Donn, Annalina Andrea and...

Elisa Bravo - 65

12/30/1951 - 6/12/2017
Chicago Heights Elisa Bravo age 65. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. Daughter of the late Dolores Zambrano and Francisco Bravo. Sister of Socorro, Antonio,...

Dwight Snow - 83

9/8/1933 - 6/12/2017
Olympia Fields Dwight L. Snow, age 83, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at home in Olympia Fields, IL. He was born in Pontiac, Illinois to Helen nee Marker and Dwight Snow. Dwight was a competitive track and field...

Lena Zattera - 88

6/23/1928 - 6/12/2017 Lena Zattera nee Faccin, age 88. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Kensington neighborhood. Wife of the late Valentino Zattera. Mother of Walter (Sophia), and Dennis (Ronda)....

Victoria Jane Major - 80

9/25/1936 - 6/11/2017
Chicago Heights Victoria Jane Major nee Venditti, age 80. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after over 35 years of service as an Engineer for Illinois Bell/AT&T. Bloom H.S. Class of 1955. Mother of Mary...

Daniel J. Freeh - 65

8/5/1951 - 6/10/2017
Chicago Heights Daniel J. Freeh, age 65, of Chicago Heights, passed away peacefully on June 10th, 2017. Beloved husband of Maryanne nee Rapaich for 40 years. Loving father of Noelle (Ryan) and Emily (Paul)....

Dr. Andreas Wurzer - 95

8/17/1921 - 6/6/2017
Olympia Fields Dr. Andreas Wurzer, age 95, longtime Olympia Fields resident, born and raised on a dairy farm in the small village of Lagenpreising, Bavaria, Germany, passed away peacefully on June 6th. Beloved...

Marlene Giacchetti - 78

12/7/1938 - 6/5/2017
Oak Lawn Marlene Giacchetti age 78, passed away peacefully on Monday June 5th. Longtime Oak Lawn and Roseland area resident. Daughter of the late Elisabeth nee Chiamulera and Ettore Giacchetti. Sister of...

Lino Gregori - 90

4/2/1927 - 6/4/2017
Lynwood Lino Gregori, age 90. Longtime Lynwood resident formerly of Chicago’s West Pullman area. A mason by trade, he was the proprietor of Zotti & Gregori and later Gregori & Son Mason Contractors....

Michael E. McGrew, Sr. - 66

4/17/1951 - 6/3/2017
Longtime Park Forest and Chicago Heights Area resident Michael E. McGrew, Sr, age 66. Longtime Park Forest and Chicago Heights area resident, born and raised in Alsip. Retired after 35 years of service as a truck driver for ABF Freight. Member of...

Jean A. Olivetti - 77

4/15/1940 - 5/31/2017
Homewood and Roseland Jean A. Olivetti age 77. Longtime Homewood resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Graduate of Scanlon School and the 1958 class of Fenger High School. Retired in 1999 from CNA...

John C. Scapino - 75

1/24/1942 - 5/31/2017
Longtime Dolton John C. Scapino, age 75, Longtime Dolton, IL and Dowagiac, MI and Pierson, FL resident passed away May 31st in Elkhart, Indiana. Retired Ironworker Local #1 and retired restauranteur. Beloved...

Ruth Jayne Williamson nee Derrico - 78

6/22/1938 - 5/29/2017
Longtime Park Forest Ruth Jayne Williamson nee Derrico, age 78. Longtime Park Forest resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Fenger High School Graduate Class of 1956. Active member at the Park Forest...

Jose M. Martinez - 77

4/22/1940 - 5/25/2017
Steger Jose M. Martinez age 77. Longtime Steger resident. Laborer for Sherwin Williams Paint Company with over 50 years of service. Loving husband for 56 years of Teodora nee Montemayor. Dear father...

Ann Castelli - 98

7/25/1918 - 5/22/2017
Chicago Heights Ann L. Castelli nee Maciariello age 98. Longtime Chicago Heights resident recently of Steger. Retired floral designer for over 40 years. Mother of Karen (Nazareno) Leli and Margo Castelli....

Anthony J. Zanetello - 84

9/20/1932 - 5/21/2017
Chicago Anthony J. Zanetello age 84. Lifelong Chicago resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and Roosevelt University. Retired loan officer...

Sara "Sally" Thomas - 66

11/24/1950 - 5/21/2017
Midlothian Sara A. “Sally” Thomas nee Wolf age 66. Born and raised in Wicker Park. Tuley High School graduate. Former owner and operator of Red Caboose Travel and Harrisons World Travel. Loving...

Marie "Mary" Marengo - 93

3/7/1924 - 5/21/2017
Roseland Marie “Mary” Marengo nee Marcon age 93, at rest on May 21, 2017. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, she was strongly devoted to her faith. Loving wife of the late John D....

Alice Gatto - 82

7/11/1934 - 5/19/2017
Oak Forest, Sauk Village, Roseland Alice Gatto nee York age 82. Longtime Sauk Village and Roseland resident, recently of Oak Forest. Retired Secretary with over 20 years of service for Motorola Corp. Wife for 50 years of the late...

Guillermo Cano - 80

5/12/1937 - 5/19/2017
Lansing resident formerly of Crest Hill and Roseland Guillermo Cano age 80. Lansing resident formerly of Crest Hill and Roseland. Born and raised in Eagle Pass, TX. Devoted father of Donna (Erasmo) Martinez and Patrick (Ellen) Cano. Loving...

Oscar B. Santostefano - 99

2/18/1918 - 5/18/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Oscar B. Santostefano, age 99. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Graduate of Bloom Twp High School Class of 1936. Graduate in Architectural Engineering and the ROTC Program at the University of...

Rabelli Ossello - 93

5/18/2017 - 5/18/2017
longtime South Holland Rabelli “Bill” Ossello age 93. Longtime South Holland resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Fenger High School graduate. U.S. Army Veteran/WWII. Longtime Grocery Manager...

Ann LaBanca - 89

4/7/1928 - 5/17/2017
Highland, IN formerly of Dolton and Roseland Ann LaBanca nee Maglio age 89. Longtime Highland, IN resident formerly of Dolton and Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. Retired from Stuart Hooper after many years of service. Fenger High School...

Debbra Lou Gilbert - 64

2/15/1953 - 5/14/2017
Chicago Heights Debbra Lou Gilbert nee White, age 64. Longtime Chicago Heights area resident. Rich Central High School graduate. U.S. Army Veteran. Retired from Overnight Transportation. Member Teamsters Local...

Mario L. Broccardo - 86

9/8/1930 - 5/5/2017
Monee formerly of South Holland Mario L. Broccardo, 86. Longtime South Holland and Roseland resident recently of Monee. Retired Electrician, member IBEW local 134. U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Loving husband for 59 years Eleanor nee...

Miguel A. Cisneros - 37

5/5/2017 - 5/5/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Miguel A. “Mikey” Cisneros, age 37. Lifelong Chicago Heights area resident. Graduate of Bloom High School, and the Electrician School at Prairie State College. Employed as a Cold End Mechanic...

Gordon F. Ruhnke - 87

10/3/1929 - 5/4/2017
Oak Forest Gordon F. Ruhnke age 87. Longtime Oak Forest resident passed away peacefully at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. Born and raised in Chicago’s Historic Pullman, he was a 1947 graduate of...

Mark D. Smith - 48

6/20/1968 - 5/4/2017
Beecher Mark D. Smith, age 48, Beecher resident formerly of Dolton, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning May 4th, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Loving son of Dolores nee Olszewski...

Donald James Williams - 87

11/22/1929 - 5/4/2017
Chicago Donald James Williams, 87, peacefully left his beloved hometown of Chicago, once and for all, on May 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his life long dance partner and beloved wife, Dolores Rose...

Bessie Jane Broadfield - 86

8/10/1930 - 5/1/2017
Glenwood Bessie Jane Broadfield nee Bader, 86. Longtime Glenwood resident recently of Highland, IN. Born and raised in Chicago’s Historic Pullman. Wife of the late Warren I. Broadfield. Mother of Dana...

Donald R. Adduci - 58

9/14/1958 - 4/27/2017
St. John, IN. resident, formerly of LaGrange Park Donald R. Adduci, age 58. St. John, IN. resident formerly of LaGrange Park. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Father of Donald Adduci Jr. Son of Dorothy nee Ashe and the late...

Richard O. Brook - 65

1/11/1952 - 4/27/2017
Monee formerly of Chicago Heights Richard O. Brook, age 65. Monee resident formerly of Chicago Heights. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. 1969 Fenger H.S. graduate. United States Coast Guard veteran. Branch...

John Giaimo - 69

5/15/1947 - 4/25/2017
Belvidere, IL formerly of Dolton John Anthony Giaimo, age 69. Longtime Dolton resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning April 25th at his home in Belvidere, IL. Former shipping and receiving manager at Juno Lighting in...

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